Nicola Sturgeon

The timing of Sturgeon’s arrest couldn’t be worse for the SNP

12 June 2023 3:37 am

The arrest of Nicola Sturgeon by police investigating allegations of fraud within the SNP was hardly unexpected. After all, her…

Why I’m glad to see the back of Nicola Sturgeon

18 February 2023 5:30 pm

I see Scotland as the brain of the UK, with Wales as the soul and Northern Ireland as the heart.…

The gender debate is getting nastier

20 August 2022 2:43 am

Elaine Miller is one of the grown-ups. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, with a specialism…

Sturgeon fires back at Truss

11 August 2022 1:14 am

Miaow. The claws are out in the Tory leadership race, after Liz Truss took a pop at Nicola Sturgeon. The…

Sturgeon isn't an 'attention seeker'

3 August 2022 2:40 am

There is a lot of pearl-clutching over Liz Truss’s dismissive remarks about Nicola Sturgeon. Much of it involves conflating a…

Letters: What Sturgeon has got wrong

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Sturgeon’s single issue Sir: Nicola Sturgeon needs to be careful what she wishes for. Declaring that the next general election…

Another Scottish independence referendum is coming

29 June 2022 12:50 am

Despite what the SNP and its supporters insist, Nicola Sturgeon did not ‘announce’ a second referendum on independence today. Far…

Nicola Sturgeon’s secret state

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Holyrood is one of the most opaque regimes in the democratic world

To save the Union, ignore Gordon Brown

12 January 2022 10:38 pm

As he blasts his way through the remaining support beams of the UK constitution, Gordon Brown is doing more to…

What’s the evidence for Scotland’s vaccine passports?

18 November 2021 2:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is considering extending vaccine passports to Scotland’s cinemas, theatres and pubs. ‘We are also considering whether an expansion…

Six of the worst Scottish minister Humza Yousaf scandals

2 October 2021 3:10 am

It can be a difficult task picking out the most incompetent minister in the Scottish government. There’s Sturgeon’s deputy John…

Does Nicola Sturgeon care more about oil revenue or climate change?

12 September 2021 6:45 am

‘Now, as I’ve hopefully made clear throughout all of my remarks, the North Sea will continue to produce oil for…

The SNP-Green alliance is a victory for the cranks

13 August 2021 4:13 pm

The SNP’s nationalist outriders, the Scottish Green party, are reported to be within touching distance of agreeing the terms of…

No, Boris didn't 'snub' Sturgeon

6 August 2021 11:45 pm

One of the reasons the SNP has dominated Scottish politics for so long is that it is extremely adept at…

Why the SNP fraud allegations matter

28 July 2021 3:30 pm

A common refrain from opponents of the Scottish National party is that ‘the SNP is not Scotland’. But it often…

Sturgeon’s economic council is a fig-leaf for independence

18 July 2021 4:00 pm

This month’s announcementof a new economic advisory council formed by the Scottish government came with the usual flow of superlatives.…

Revealed: The SNP strategy for a second independence vote

17 July 2021 4:35 am

A new leaflet from the SNP says another referendum on independence is ‘an issue of basic democracy’ and that Boris…

Nicola Sturgeon isn't serious about IndyRef2

27 June 2021 3:30 pm

The announcement reeked of desperation. Nicola Sturgeon is‘delighted’ that the SNP National Executive Committee has approved her nomination of retired…

Ever weaker Union: The Tories lack a constitutional theory

25 June 2021 12:10 am

No doubt Michael Gove is satisfied with how his latest comments on Scottish independence have gone down. The Chancellor of…

Westminster must stop Sturgeon's separatist empire-building

28 May 2021 1:23 am

It is so rare to see a Conservative push back against devolution creep that I didn’t believe my eyes at…

The wrath of Nicola Sturgeon

15 May 2021 9:00 am

I can’t seem to find the Oracle of Delphi’s complete works. The libraries remain shut and when I go to…

The great pretender: Nicola Sturgeon’s independence bluff

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Will Boris Johnson call Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff?

The 'mandate wars' won't be resolved anytime soon

9 May 2021 2:41 am

So what does it all mean? The first thing to bear in mind is that more than one thing may…

Can the UK government navigate the SNP's calls for a second referendum?

9 May 2021 2:00 am

The Unionist tactical voting in Scotland makes it tempting to see the country as split down the middle between pro-independence…

Can Anas Sarwar woo voters back to Scottish Labour?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Can Anas Sarwar woo Scottish voters back?